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10 Facts About James Comey

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James Brien "Jim" Comey, Jr. is an American lawyer and the current Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, which simultaneously serves as the nation's prime federal law enforcement agency.

The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and responsible to the Attorney General for its operations.

A lawyer is a person who practices law, as a barrister, attorney, counselor or solicitor or chartered legal executive.

James Comey Testifies At House Hearing | The New York Times by The New York Times

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Comey was the United States Deputy Attorney General from December 2003 to August 2005, serving in President George W. Bush's administration.

In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general or attorney-general is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions they may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.

George Walker Bush is an American politician who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

FBI Chief James Comey Testifies on Clinton Email Probe ... by Bloomberg Politics

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As Deputy Attorney General, Comey was the second-highest-ranking official in the United States Department of Justice, and ran the day-to-day operations of the Department.

The United States Department of Justice, also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

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He was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2002 to December 2003, before becoming the U.S. Deputy Attorney General.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in eight New York counties: New York, Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, and Sullivan.

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In December 2003, as U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Comey appointed the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, Illinois, a close friend and former colleague Patrick Fitzgerald, as Special Counsel to head the CIA Leak Grand Jury Investigation, after Attorney General John Ashcroft recused himself.

Judicial disqualification, also referred to as recusal, refers to the act of abstaining from participation in an official action such as a legal proceeding due to a conflict of interest of the presiding court official or administrative officer.

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In August 2005, Comey left the DOJ and became General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland.

A general counsel, chief counsel or chief legal officer is the chief lawyer of a legal department, usually in a company or a governmental department.

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests.

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In 2010, he became General Counsel at Bridgewater Associates, based in Westport, Connecticut.

Bridgewater Associates is an American investment management firm founded by Ray Dalio in 1975.

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In early 2013, he left Bridgewater to become a Senior Research Scholar and a Hertog Fellow on National Security Law at Columbia Law School in New York City.

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He served on the Board of Directors of HSBC Holdings until July 2013.

HSBC Holdings plc is a British-based multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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In September 2013, Comey was appointed Director of the FBI by President Barack Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who is the 44th and current President of the United States.

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